HEAT oven to 350°F. Stir flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl until blended.
BEAT shortening and sugar in large bowl with mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
ADD egg, milk and vanilla; beat until blended. Gradually blend in flour mixture.
DIVIDE dough in half. Roll out each half on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness for crisp cookies or 3/8-inch thickness for softer cookies. Cut with 2 to 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
TOP with decorator sprinkles, if desired. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until bottom edges are very light brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Frost and decorate as desired.
(1 of 24 plain cookies)
Calories from Fat80g
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Vitamin D 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet